Team technical director Geoff Willis reckons the Honda-powered 006 was a 'better car' than Williams' and McLaren's respective (and, therefore, intriguingly one-off winning) offerings.
He told ITV: "It was a relatively good year, but we did make mistakes we shouldn't have. There's certainly room for improvement."
Willis, pressed for an explanation for such 'mistakes', referred to Brackley HQ's 'lack of experience' at the front of the F1 grid, and the first instalment of a new collaboration with tyre partner Michelin.
"We know we're up against some very clever, well-resourced people (at McLaren and Williams)," GW continued. "We'll discover who's done the best job in Melbourne." -GMM